Weather

After decades of denial by certain elements of society at large and the private sector in particular, the debate over whether or not global warming is occurring and, if so, whether human activity is...
On June 3 of this year, NOAA scientists announced a weather station at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory had recorded carbon dioxide levels at 421 parts per million (ppm) in...
The summer of 2022 has been marked by heat waves rippling across the planet. Temperatures have handily topped 100º F (38º C)  in cities across the globe with some of the most extreme and...
This week, hundreds died in a heat wave “apocalypse,” as meteorologists put it, in Europe. In June, Arctic wildfires raged and record-breaking floods hit Yellowstone National Park, Bangladesh,...
On July 10, 1913, a temperature of 134.1°F was recorded at the Furnace Creek Ranch in California’s Death Valley — the world’s highest air temperature on record. Furnace Creek has had...
As an unprecedented heat wave moves through Europe, rampant wildfires have caused evacuations in Spain, France, Italy, and Greece. Over 1,900 heat-related deaths have been reported in Spain and...
Natural disasters, including pandemics like COVID-19, rarely harm communities in a uniform manner. Time and again, hurricanes, floods, extreme heat, wildfires, and health dangers, hurt some...
Are summers in the United States hotter than ever before? The answer appears to be yes, as most U.S. cities experienced higher summer temperatures in 2021 than in the past 50 years. And some of these...
Less than two weeks into summer, and it looks like July temperatures will be well above average across much of the country, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projections....
The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season kicked off in June and will run through Nov. 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration already predicts above-average hurricane activity this year....
Most Americans should be prepared with sunscreen, shade, and plenty of water, as the summer of 2022 is expected to be a hot one. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s summer...
Global warming has become a critical part of the conversations about the future of humanity. Temperatures in some parts of the world have risen so much these areas have become barely habitable to...
While conversations about the weather being warmer than usual abound as the summer months approach, this year they may be more than just hot air. According to data from the National Oceanic and...
Droughts have come and gone over the course of U.S. history. The worst periods of drought were in the 1950s and 1930s, though the droughts of the Dust Bowl era of the ‘30s remain the most extreme....
What is considered “normal” weather is determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which, every 10 years, tabulates average weather data for the previous 30 years. What is...